EWEC 2010 updates

EWEC update: Thursday 22 April 2010

EWEC participants hear about a new league table showing wind farm consent times across the EU

It takes on average 42 months to get a building consent for a wind farm in the EU, with Italy, Belgium and the UK among the quickest countries and Spain and Portugal among the slowest, participants heard.

These findings were disclosed by the EU-funded project, Wind Barriers, coordinated by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). To see the Wind Barriers new click, click here

EWEC update: Wednesday 21 April 2010

Wind energy reduces electricity prices, says independent study launched at EWEC

The review ‘Wind Energy and Electricity Prices’, a comprehensive assessment of studies of the impact of wind energy on electricity prices, was carried out by the independent consultancy Pöyry AS on behalf of EWEA. It brings together, for the first time, the findings of case studies in Germany, Denmark and Belgium.

The report finds that in the studies reviewed by Pöyry, electricity prices were reduced by between 3 and 23 €/MWh depending on the amount of wind power. It concludes that the studies “essentially draw similar conclusions” and that “an increased penetration of wind power reduces wholesale spot prices.”

Download the Wind Energy and Electricity Prices literature review or watch the video.

EWEC update: Tuesday 20 April 2010

Wind energy will meet 50% of the EU’s electricity demand in 2050

Topping the agenda at the opening day of the European Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition (EWEC 2010) in Warsaw was Europe’s long-term energy supply.

“2050 might seem like a long way off, but the decisions we take today will have a big impact on our energy supplies in 40 years’ time,” said Arthouros Zervos, President of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).

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EWEC update: Monday 12 April 2010, 09h00

Minute’s silence for Presidential plane crash victims at the opening of EWEC

The European Wind Energy Association, EWEA, is deeply saddened by the tragic death of President Kaczynski and those who perished with him. Our thoughts and sympathy are with their families, their loved ones and the Polish people as a whole. We join you in mourning.

EWEA will hold a minute’s silence for the victims of the Presidential plane crash at the opening of EWEC on Tuesday 20 April in Warsaw.

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